Gainsborough

‘International’ style townhouses to be built by River Trent in Gainsborough

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Plans for 14 new townhouses by the River Trent in Gainsborough have been approved by councillors.

East Midlands-based firm Leonard Design Architects aims to bring “an international approach” to the area after the project gained planning permission from West Lindsey District Council earlier this year.

The proposed houses will stand two to three storeys high and will have three to four bedrooms.

The townhouses are designed with an open plan living space that lead out to a terrace that overlooks the River Trent.

An artist impression of the new townhouses in Gainsborough.

An artist impression of the new townhouses in Gainsborough.

The project is part of the wider regeneration plan for Gainsborough which follows an £18 million cash injection.

It has also been identified as one of 20 areas outside of London that will receive support for accelerated housing growth from the Homes and Community Agency.

John Morgan, director at Leonard Design Architects, said: “This is a very unique project as it is situated on a difficult brownfield site.

“However the constraints of the location also offer something unique as the houses will be right on the river.

“We wanted to make the most of these spectacular views so we raised the buildings up a level.

“Our European experience being applied locally is at the forefront of all our designs and the Gainsborough project is no exception.

With the current regeneration of the town underway, the proposed townhouses perfectly reflect the desire to attract more professional couples and families.”